RDP Wednesday – Exquisite

thanks to RDP for today’s prompthttps://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/10/19/rdp-wednesday-exquisite/

ex·quis·ite

adjective

  1. extremely beautiful and, typically, delicate.”exquisite, jewel like portraits”
  2. Similar: beautiful, overly elegant, graceful, magnificent, superb

There are art pieces that I consider ‘exquisite’ because they speak to me. They can be large or small, refined or bold and realistic or abstract. The following pieces from our most recent art show at WAAC, From Nature to Abstraction, I find ‘exquisite.

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Textures in Art – October 11, 2022

introducing some close-ups of the textures from the show Nature to Abstraction

There are many great pieces of art in the most recent show at WAAC but some have some outstanding visual textures.

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At Last – My Opening was a Success

after months of work my show finally opened

Thanks to all who encouraged me to keep painting and then supported me with a visit to the gallery and/or messages of love. I couldn’t be happier.

Those little red stickers were the icing on the cake.

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The first big piece that sold yesterday
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The two pieces that made up this trio were sold
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My curator, advertising designer and loving daughter
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My wonderful daughter-in-law
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My Biggest fan and supporter – love you to the moon and back

Ready for the Big Reveal

the doors open today for “Before and After Paris”

After months of preparation with ordering supplies, painting, framing and advertising, my show is ready for the public to see. I spent hours yesterday, with the help of two good friends hanging the paintings. Barb did a lot of the ladder work and Arlene eyed the levels and curated the placements. We were all very pleased with the final result. For those of you who live close by, I hope to see you at the opening but the show will be up till July 9th.

Here’s a peak of the gallery where every piece you see is mine.

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Getting Ready for my Solo Art Show – June 29th – July 9

….I’m about 90% ready

I’m very excited to promote my solo art at the Ruth Upjohn Gallery at the Women’s Art Association in Toronto. I’ve called it Before and After Paris, simply because some of the work was created before my trip to Europe and more after I returned home. Here is the flyer that I designed with the help of my daughter, Andrea.

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Most of my work consists of abstract florals and landscapes but I have also included some of my photographs in the form of cards. Here is a quick preview of some of my work.

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Thursday Trios – March 17, 2022

….more trios from nature and one surprise

Sorry I’m a day late. I was having issues uploading my photos yesterday. I you’d like to share some photos of trios, I’d love to see them. Copy my link and paste it into your post. I’ll get a pingback and I’ll be sure to leave a comment.

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Surprise, a trio of glass frogs from the Echos Show at WAAC

Tuesday Textures in Art

I love texture in art

I am very much drawn to colour when it comes to art but I also love the use of actual textures. It is very hard not to touch art that uses textural materials. At WAAC there is a show on right now, called Collage and there are several pieces with loads of texture. I’m a big fan of Deniz Seker, Janet Potter, Margaret Rodgers and now Catharina Goldnau.

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Janet Potter
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Margaret Rodgers – Bread
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Deniz Seker
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Catharina Goldnau – Cubed 3.2

Lucille is an Odd Duck….

or should I say bird?

Lucille may be odd looking but she brings a smile to my face as does most of the art that Deniz Seker makes. She is one of the artists that is a member of WAAC and one of the first people that I was instantly drawn to when I first joined the Women’s Art Association. Thanks Deniz for introducing Lucille to us at the Collage Show.

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Thanks to Becky B for hosting SquareOdds for the month of February.